Dear Parents and Carers,
We have survived SATs week and Year 6 have been absolutely amazing. As always we are very proud of the children, how hard they work and their positive attitude to the challenges that come their way. Year 6 are now getting into full swing with their production and preparing for either their trip to Holland or their activity week in school.
We said goodbye this term to Mrs Dalton who has retired to spend more time with her family. We will miss her greatly. Miss Foster leaves today to go on maternity leave; we are looking forward to welcoming her back and meeting her new baby.
The PTA have met to discuss plans for our wonderful Summer Fair and their support of future events such as Sports Day. If anyone would like to help us on the day of the Summer Fair please do contact Sarah Mills or any member of the PTA as more help is always welcome. Watch out for their newsletter coming soon, detailing upcoming events and a review of the events already run this year.
Sadly today we have had a head injury in school caused by a stress spinner. For those of you who do not know about this new toy, it is a spinning toy originally designed for children with Special needs but has been adopted by toy companies as a commercial item which children are now collecting. Due to the weight of the toy and risk of injury using these spinners, the children were asked earlier in the term not to bring these into school. Please can you ensure that your child does not bring these spinners to school. In the event they have to have them in their bag due to being in a different house on one night, please remind your child to give them to the class teacher for safe keeping and they will be returned at the end of the day.
We have also been made aware of a parking incident in Chantry Avenue this morning and an altercation between a parent and a resident. Whilst the school has no jurisdiction when parking infringements occur, we have a responsibility to ask parents and carers to be mindful of how they park around the school access points. On this particular occasion a Hartley pupil who was in the car with the parent was also seen to be rude to the resident. This behaviour is wholly unacceptable. Please do not park over residents driveways, obstruct access to their homes or park on the zig-zag lines outside the school gates.
Next week we are looking forward to Pirate Week with Year 2. Miss Lawford and Miss Balrow have purposely not spoken to the children about the assessment week to ensure the children treat the week as a normal one (except for the odd pirate here and there!). Please support us by keeping any conversations as low-key as possible. Key Stage 1 SATs are simply to validate the assessments already made by teachers; they are not the same as the Year 6 SATs.
Thank you to those parents who have already signed up to help next week and we look forward to seeing you in school from Monday.
Mrs S Goosani,